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-- here is a picture of the president and his daughters watching michelle obama from the white house last night. you can see the tweet that his campaign sent out last night. next call comes from michigan, independent line. caller: i think they should be the first ladies, supportive from the outside. i really don't feel that this buildup is necessary. just bring out the president and let him give his pitch and let's get on with the show. some of the stuff that she said makes no sense to me. with all the dinners and he is a way so much, i would have liked to of heard from melia and sasha and their impressions of their dead. how their time in washington has been as compared to chicago and how they are getting along in school and if they're looking forward to a second term. she looked very pretty and she is made up and she is dressed but do we need this? host: on your screen is a live picture of the inside of the time warner cable arena in charlotte at the democratic national convention and it convenes again tonight at 5:00 p.m. bill clinton will be the closer tonight to deliver the nominati
of obama's little sister. i am michelle obama's older brother. any 7-footers out there come give me a call. >> craig and i come from different states. we have had different upbringings. as you can see, we have different perspectives on the world. >> but no matter how different winning seem, we share a set of values are -- how different we may seem, we share is set of values, values that are as important in chicago as they are in honolulu. a willingness to work hard, a commitment to education, and looking out for each other. they are the values of how barack and michele have lived their lives, raise their nieces, and lead this country as president and first lady of the united states. [applause] >> four years ago, at this convention, i spoke with you all about how barack and i did not grow up with much in the wake of wealth. but we were blessed with a mother who taught us that education is the surest path from limited means to limitless opportunity. she inspired me to become a teacher and she inspired barack's deep commitment to giving all our young people the opportunity is our education ga
of san antonio. finally, first lady michelle obama. this of course is not michelle obama as per speech of the national convention. she spoke about her husband four years ago at the democratic convention. her remarks run about 40 minutes. [applause] as you might imagine, for barack, running for president is nothing compared to that first game of basketball with my brother, craig. i can't tell you how much it means to have craig and my mom here tonight. like craig, i can feel my dad looking down on us, just as i've felt his presence in every grace-filled moment of my life. and at six-foot-six, i've often felt like craig was looking down on me, too, literally. but the truth is, both when we were kids and today, craig wasn't looking down on me, he was watching over me. and he has been there for me every step of the way since that clear day, february, 19 months ago, when, with little more than our faith in each other and a hunger for change, we joined my husband, barack obama, on the improbable journey that has led us to this moment. but each of us comes here also by way of our own improbab
, michelle obama they will hit hard on that theme. wednesday night will be about the democratic party being united. there are reports that bill clinton is the only speaker who has not turned over his speech. it will be his night. he will not get out of the park and thursday, obama always rises to the occasion. -- he will not get out of the park -- knock it out of the park. at third there will be the big obama/biden opportunity. >> they get 90 minutes of prime time from the network. >> we're looking to having you back here for the next four nights of the democratic national convention. >> the cspan coverage of the democratic convention starts today at 5:00 p.m. eastern, every minute, every speech live on c-span, cspan rita, and online at c-span.org. these are the featured speakers. >> this november, the torch will be passed again to a new generation of americans. so, with barack obama and for you and for me, our country will be committed to his cause. the work begins a new. the hope rises again and the dream lives on. >> share your opinions. >> i am from vermont and i am here because i am su
it down. everybody right down somebody? what did you write down? >> michelle obama. >> harmony wrote down -- how many rode down michelle obama? half the group. why? >> her husband has got an army. >> she speaks with fire in her eyes. >> she would be a scary lady when she is mad. >> i would put paul ryan. >> i put michelle obama. i do not think it would take a lot to make her mad if you made her mad. to oprah.hat she did >> who do you want to mediate an argument between you and your spouse? who do you want to mediate between you and your spouse fax -- your spouse? an argument? >> you can we choose? -- who can we choose? >> clinton? how many said ann romney? >> she has a lot of familial experience. >> bill clinton. >> ann romney. >> she has a lot of experience and has been successful. >> let me try this. saturday afternoon, mitt romney has two free hours. no campaign, no anything. what do you think he is doing? with his two free hours? nothing. he has two free hours to himself. what is he doing? >> she is reviewing his investments. -- he is reviewing his investment. >> business related. wha
, michelle obama, and the mayor of san antonio are two of the featured speakers at the time warner cable a real not in an uptown charlotte. 400 alternates and 5900 delegates will be at the convention. 50% of the democratic delegates are women. here is the front page of "of the charlotte observer" this morning. -- first page -- front page of "the charlotte observer" this morning. the convention kicks off in at 5:00 p.m. we will go over the schedule in just a few minutes. "voters in the second term undeserved, country is worse off." a belief that president obama does not deserve election according to a new poll. voters say that the nation is in worse condition now than it was in 2008. they say that obama does not deserve reelection. that is the top line of this poll. that seems to be a constant theme in this morning's papers. are you better off? that is the question this morning for the first section of "of the washington journal." are you better off than you were four years ago? for democrats, 202-737-0001. for republicans, 202-737-0002. for independents, 202-628-0205. please allow 30 day
was good. michelle obama's speech was good. markell rubio's speech -- marco rubio's speech last week was good. going back and forth, trying to decide which way i will leave. i think it will come down to -- you can have a talking point and you can have these things you're going to do and say you are going to do all you want. it will come down to leadership. the bottom line for me as that barack obama had the control congress his first two years, he got nothing but his own way to do what he wanted to do. i am sorry. he rammed everything three. he did it in a matter of fact way and lost respect of his fellow constituents. the last two years with the republicans are getting a bad rep, beating not want to work with someone like that. >> levy dumping in -- let me jump in on that. let's go back to the floor. >> you probably could get a greater distance -- and that it greater distance between guam of florida. we begin with the mayor of riviera speech, florida. your thoughts? >> with the speech president clinton and left side of michelle, we are going to vote for president obama. how can you
, michelle obama, is already here. she gave one of the big speeches last night at the democratic national convention. we want to hear your calls and reaction to this week's events. here are the numbers to call. even the much of the c-span team is down here in charlotte, to be covered and what is happening in the convention. but go to our first call and hear what donovan have to say on the democratic line from l a >> i just wanted to say, democrats really need to get together in the battleground states and stand up for president obama. i am down here in louisiana, after this hurricane. i have never seen the government act so fast and so incisive on what they want to do to help the people down here. it has been great. even president obama came down, even though the convention is going down, he came down to talk to the people. it is a blessing to see that. the president is really on the people's side out here. in louisiana, that is how we feel. host: will you be watching or listening to the speeches tonight? caller: yes, the power and water just came back on. we will be watching the conventi
. the convention starts tuesday. we will hear from first lady michelle obama. on wednesday, elizabeth warren will appear. and former president bill clinton. and, of course, the president and vice president on thursday. let's take a look at the floor here for a moment. >> in a report from fox news, the stage alone at last week's republican convention cost $20 million. the democrats have spent $7 million here at the time warner cable arena where the speakers are going to be surrounded on three sides by the audience. also different from the republican production, the democratic convention has multiple official sites. we'll be taking you to the time warner cable arena and the bank of america stadium. take a look outside of the stadium. activists are planning for bigger protests here than we saw during the republican convention in tampa. as reuters reports, the protests that were planned for the republican convention never really materialized, partly because of tropical storm isaac. but activists say they expect a stronger showing in charlotte. let's listen in. >> our goal is to unite groups from
sense to marry michelle obama. [cheers and applause] i want barack obama to be the next president of the united states, and i proudly nominate him to be the standard bearer of the democratic party. [applause] >> "washington journal" contines. ues. host: a live picture of the time warner cable the arena. our program will begin at 3:00 eastern time from the floor of the convention hall. president obama and vice president biden will accept their parties' nominations tonight. gavel-to-gavel coverage on c- span. meanwhile, we're joined by david wagner, a charlotte anchor, wcnc tv. what do you think about having the convention in your home town? guest: this is great. i think this is something that some never expected. this is the biggest convention that charlotte has ever posted. some people really did not know what to expect. i still think a lot of folks from the charlotte area it may have not had the chance to get down here and experience this. some were a little bit scared away that perhaps traffic would be so bad and businesses would be shut down, and to be honest, after having, fro
michelle obama. wednesday, elizabeth warren and former president bill clinton. thursday, vice president joe biden and president barack obama. use our convention have to make an share video clips. >> in the end, that is what this election is about. do we participate in a politics of cynicism, or to participate in a politics of hope? john kerry called on us to hope. john edwards calls on us to hope. i am not talking about blind optimism, the almost willful ignorance that thinks unemployment will go away if you do not think about it, or our health care crisis will solve itself if we ignore it. i am talking about something more substantial. >> connect with other c-span viewers with twitter and google hangouts/ c-span.org/campaign2012. >> the british house of commons returns from its summer recess this week. you can see prime minister's questions live at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span 2, and again at 9:00 p.m. eastern and pacific time. >> next, vice president biden on the campaign trail in green bay, wisconsin. he pointed out differences between the obama administration policy on taxes, medicare, a
-span.org. featured speakers include first lady michelle obama and the mayor of san antonio. elizabeth warren and bill clinton. thursday, vice president joe biden and president barack obama. use our convention hub to make and share video clips. >> this november, the torch will be passed again to a nope -- a new generation of americans. with barack obama and for you and for me, our country will be committed to his cause. the work begins a new -- anew. the hope rises again. and the dream lives on. >> share your opinions. >> hi. my name is dawn. i am here because i am supporting a visionary, inclusive america. >> hi, i'm jeff from vermont. in supporting president obama because i believe we all need to make an investment in america. >> hello. my name is diane. i am a delegate from south carolina. my main purpose for this week is to reelect president obama because i know president obama cares about us. >> and connect with other c-span viewers on a twitter and google plus. >> it is a warm, rainy day in charlotte, n.c. c-span cameras capturing the scene on the ground during carolinafest. delegates can expect
. >> michelle obama? >> down to earth. >> smart. >> role model. >> nice. >> strong. >> role model to women. >> liability. >> strong. >> asset. >> asset. >> asset. >> ok, great. george allen. >> confident. >> confident. >> loser. >> kind of a nerd but that's ok. >> squandered. >> past governor. don't like him. >> no opinion. >> no opinion. >> ok, good. barack obama. start there, go counterclockwise. >> overly confident. >> passionate. >> strong. >> unrealistic. >> arrogant. >> unrealistic. >> hollow. >> communicator. >> getting there. >> respected. >> good talker. >> good on the stump. >> hollow, who said hollow, why hollow? >> because he speaks a good game but i want to see the action. behind it. he has the -- he has the entire congress behind him for two years and what happened? he had it. >> good communicator. >> let me pick up, paul ryan. >> needs to get his facts straight. >> pathological liar. >> smart. >> partisan. >> smart. >> good debater. >> nice guy. >> being used. >> smart. >> almost embarrassed to say we graduated from the same college. >> last one, ann romney. i'm sorry. >> to
this mother's heart. last december, i wrote michelle obama a christmas card. just a mom to mom note to say thank you for caring. the first lady not only read my letter. she invited my husband and i to the white house. twass an amazing experience. but what's even more amazing is knowing that our commander in chief and first lady are thinking about families like mine every single day. so -- [applause] like i said, i'm not a political person, but i'm a mom. and if someone is there for my family and families like mine, then i'll be there for them. that's why i am so proud to introduce my fellow mom and our first lady michelle obama. >> thank you. thank you very much. with your help -- let me start. i want to start by thanking elaine. thank you so much. we are so grateful for your family's service and sacrifice. and we will always have your back. over the past few years as first lady, i have had the extraordinary privilege of traveling all across this country, and everywhere i've gone and the people i've met and the stories i've heard, i have seen the very best of the american spirit. i have se
and will fight for them. leaders like president and michelle obama, and vice president and dr. biden, the strongest advocates our military families could ever have. the democratic women of the house will honor the service and sacrifice of our troops to move america forward. aloha. [cheers and applause] >> i am running for congress in the great state of ohio to move america forward. moving america forward means higher education that is affordable and prepares our young people to lead in the 21st century a economy. moving america forward means affordable health care and equal pay for equal work. [applause] to unleash the power of moms in the economy, this means affordable, quality child care. we will move america forward on behalf of view, your families and community, your aspirations. your hopes for your children. that is because america's success is dependent on the success of women, women in education, women in business, women in the military and public service. women will lead us to victory for a strong, democratic majority in congress. [applause] and to reelect vice president joe
to do that. starting off with michelle obama and then bill clinton and then ending with the president. we have a stellar lineup. we better get it made. the third thing is enthusiasm. the democrats enthusiasm has been lagging behind republican enthusiasm. they are trying to solidify enthusiasm. they are having trouble. i do not think clint eastwood did much. we have to make sure that our enthusiasm takes up with theirs. >> those of the my top two as well. in terms of democratic politics. she talked about seniors and non-college educated women, i will look at it a little differently to geographically. 20 take a look at florida and north carolina, those were great states for obama -- when you take a look at florida and north carolina, those were great states for obama. if they become really important for obama. the democratic party has to move beyond the northeast/midwest party. these are continue battleground states. we will want to have them be that beyond national politics at the presidential level. you see that within virginia with kane. the other thing i will say is that if you want
is much different in that regard. you listen to president clinton last night and michelle obama. our keynote speaker versus their keynote speaker. tonight from the vice-president and president. people are going to leave and they will get were these guys are going, understand their vision for this country and how we should get there. i think that is moving the ball forward. >> bring a clinician's eye for mitt romney. >> to get a little more insight into himself as a person. i am sure he gained from that. the downside was he did not give anybody a sense of really what he would do other than repeal everything that obama has done. >> that might be popular in some places. >> it certainly was popular in that hall. but in the country, i do not think that is what people are looking for. they're not looking to refi the battles of yesterday to go there looking to move forward. they're not looking to repeat the policies of the last decade. he simply did not answer the question, what would you do and where would you leave? for that reason, i think his speech was a missed opportunity. >> in your
. and by the way, after last night, i want a man who had the good sense to marry michelle obama. [cheers and applause] you know -- i -- i want -- i want barack obama to be the next president of the united states. [cheers and applause] and i proudly nominate him to be the standard-bearer of the democratic party. [cheers and applause] now, folks, in tampa a few days ago, we heard a lot of talk -- all about how the president and the democrats don't really believe in free enterprise and individual initiative, how we want everybody to be dependent on the government, how bad we are for the economy. this republican narrative -- this alternative universe -- [laughter] says that every one of us in this room who amounts to anything, we're all completely self-made. one of the greatest chairmen the democratic party ever had, bob strauss -- used to say that ever politician wants every voter to believe he was born in a log cabin he built himself. [laughter] but, as strauss then admitted, it ain't so. we democrats -- we think the country works better with a strong middle class, with real opportunities
, 202-737-0002. for independents, 202-628-0205. president obama and firstly, michelle obama, will observe a moment of silence at 8:35 eastern time, the same time when flight 11 struck the tower. there is a shot of the pentagon this morning with a flag draped over that building. meanwhile, mitt romney will be speaking at the national guard's annual conference. flags across washington today are at half mast to mark the anniversary. there are hearings on capitol hill. on the house side they will take a look at preventing terrorists from entering united states. "usa today" on their front page "as time passes." it says here -- host: p.j., a democrat, new jersey. you are up first. caller: i see this event as a different thing. i look at it from an engineering standpoint. this is the first time that steele has ever been melted by fire outside of a blast furnace. there was a tremendous chance to study this event that was not allowed. host: all right, virginia. parker, independent line. good morning. caller: we should be honoring those who lost their lives 10 years ago. and we should
. there will be a mere presentation. the mayor of san antonio will be giving the keynote address. michelle obama will also be speaking. wednesday night, during the day, day two, elizabeth warren will be doing the nominating speech. and former president bill clinton will have a keynote address. there will be a roll call of states, voted on the nominees. thursday, the nominees will accept the nomination. vice-president biden, president obama, and john kerry will also be speaking. that is the three-day convention coming up from charlotte. as always, when there are convention going on, there are lots of things going on with them. all sorts of events around these conventions, and coming up, we want to show you one that we covered yesterday. this is sponsored by the "charlotte observer" and the university of north carolina. there was discussion on politics and the 2012 election. judy woodruff posted this -- hosted this. >> i saw so many people in the room taking notes. think you'll be swarmed with people asking questions and looking at not only the website and thumb drive and anything else they can ge
-span 2. >> first lady michelle obama was in wisconsin friday at this campaign stop in appleton. this was her second visit to wisconsin in a little more than a month. it's half an hour. [cheers] >> thank you so much! yes, i'm very excited to be with you all today. i want to start by thanking eli for that very kind introduction for everything he's doing for this campaign. i want to thank a couple of -- one more person as well. i want to recognize former senator russ feingold. [cheers] thank you for everything you've done for this state and everything that he's doing for the campaign here in wisconsin. and most of all, i want to thank all of you, especially all the students here at lawrence university. thanks for being here. yes! yes! now, you all seem pretty fired up and ready to go. [cheers] and that's great because i'm feeling pretty fired up and ready to go myself. yes indeed. you know, the wonderful thing about coming out into the country, coming and doing rallies, speaking to you guys is that i get to do one of my favorite things -- i get to talk about the man i have loved a
are just a few days away from official proceedings beginning on tuesday, september 4, with michelle obama, the first lady of the united states. september 5, we have bill clinton and others. our great keynote speaker, the mayor of san antonio, and others will be taking to the stage. they will talk about the president's vision for the next four years. the screens behind me will allow them to deliver that message in a visually engaging way, both to the people in the arena and the millions watching at home or on line. today is really exciting for me. i started working on convention planning almost three years ago. i moved here, as i said, last june, to oversee this process. it is hard for me to thank so many people who have worked tirelessly on this. i would like to thank, first and foremost, our staff, and our partners at the host committee here in charlotte, for all their incredibly hard work to make to the possible. it really has been an amazing ride. i thank our construction management and his partners, and so many others, event sphere, neighboring concepts, and other great partners. i al
lady michelle obama. wednesday, elizabeth warren and former president bill clinton. thursday, the vice president in joe biden and president barack obama. >> we offer our people a new choice based on old values. we offer opportunity. we demand responsibility. we will build an american community again. the choice we offer is not conservative or liberal. in many ways it is not republican or democratic. it is different. it is new. it will work. >> connect with other c-span viewers with twitter and google. >> a lot of the shows i like watching an are anything that is happening now. i'm looking for things that are the supreme court rulings, the fallout from that, anything that is raw and unfiltered. lot to worry about talking heads. >> c-span, created by america's cable companies in 1979, brought to you as a public service by your television provider. >> the los angeles mayor produce the commission that begins tuesday in charlotte, north carolina and talks about the campaign issues. "newsmakers" at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. eastern here on c- span. >> president obama was in iowa for a couple
speech -- his speech, the keynote address, julianne cass ro and first lady michelle obama will be speaking on tuesday, wednesday, elizabeth warren, giving the nominating speech for the president. one of the keynotes is former president bill clinton and the roll call of states and vote on presidential nominations will happen on wednesday, then on thursday, senator john kerry of massachusetts, vice president obama, and barack obama will be accepting the nomination for president on thursday night, again, all live, gavel to gavel coverage on c-span. >>> next call comes from oklahoma city, oklahoma. tanya, you say yes you will be supporting the president still. why? caller: yes. i will be supporting the president, sir. because during the economic crisis, where so many jobs were lost, people not only lost their jobs, their income , they lost their health care, and when you lose your health care, if you become sick, it's hard to find health care with preexisting conditions it's hard for you to afford health care. if you want to get that cobra plan, it's exorbitant, it's high, and
for a campaign rally. michelle obama speaking in washington tonight. to find out more information you can go to our c-span website, our campaign 2012 site, you can find out affirmation about those events. our topic for the first 45 minutes, take a look at the topic of medicare. paul ryan of last night talking about it at the aarp. and president obama mentioned it as part of his campaign. we are looking at voters in 55 years or older. we want to get your thoughts this morning specifically to the topic of medicare. more specifically, who do you trust, president obama or mitt romney when it comes to how they handle medicare issues? here is how you can contact us. two lines/two regions. -- two lines divided by two regions. who do you trust on medicare? "washington post" has a right up when it comes to this topic. here is the headline. the article references the white house, or at least those running to the white house when it comes to medicare. paul ryan in front of the aarp, here is a bit from the store that talks about that. that replaced in new orleans. you may have seen a bit of that before
to "doesn't she get it?" or "imagine if michelle obama said that." it was probably not something that the campaign wanted as a structure of a statement. she was talking about her husband and talking about seeing her husband. the responses that you chose to run for office. what we demand of our candidates is a lot. even for the criticism that he is getting about not doing enough in terms of events, he is doing a tremendous number of fund-raising, having a discussion about whether we should do other things. it is incredibly hard and incredibly grueling. it is impressive that they don't make more mistakes and off-cue moments. myan't imagine watching husband go through that. my husband being very protective of me when they are critical. >> my family loves reading by criticism. why do you get so upset about it? i think that they are thinking it. i will say that ann romney is feisty. i love what she did because it is so he a man at the helm tamp they don't her down too much. -- because she is so human, i hope they don't tamp her down too much. she is looking right at you, our eyes are
, it is a little self selective in terms of what we look at. between obama and romney, and they are both in the two range. michele bachmann -- i do not know what it necessarily tells you, but it is sort of a fun thing to look at. it does provide you links to every single fact check that i or my colleagues have done for the candidates. >> excuse me. >> good morning. david, george mason university. i think we have seen in the campaign so far that both candidates are in the position of being challenged. flip-plopped positions. i have noticed so far that both governor romney and president obama, when challenged by a voter or a journalist, it is not to say, "well, the facts have changed at the facts are different. the facts i look at now are not the facts that existed when that was my belief." instead, there are levels of equivocation or bluff. i think one latino group challenged him on keeping the promise of immigration reform that he intended to make. right then and there, i was hoping the president would say, "well, the picture is different. let's look get it imperatively." instead, it was something
that in this world you need to be engaged and he is engaged smartly. >> ok. next, i want to introduce michelle. she served as undersecretary of defense for policy from february 2009 to february of this year. prior to her confirmation, she helped lead president obama's transition team at the department of defense. in 2007, she co-founded the organization that doug just referred to. the non-partisan think tank, center for a new american security. republican states like virginia, notably, are using the intended sequesters up against their democratic opponents, even though the republicans were part of the deal. i want to ask you, how serious should we take this and is there anything democrats can do in response? >> i think we do have to be worried about the prospect of sequestration not only because it would impose additional cuts across the board, but to the mindless way in which the cuts would be imposed. it is across the board cuts. no opportunity to protect priorities. choose for your point to except. -- choose where you are going to accept. it would be devastated across the board. we do have to re
?" our debt past 100.3% of gdp. you have obama saying "opa!" i love this drying because it turned out perfectly. this is the tea party. this little girl looks like sarah palin. she is saying "during get!" -- "drink it!" michele bock men had just won the iowa straw vote-vote- michele bachmann had just won iowa sraw vote. it says "what did i do last week and?" "led the honeymoon commence." it is fun to have this levy elephant. this is one thing that drives me nuts. bloomberg and the city council voted that he was right and they outlawed big drinks. you have bloomberg floating down as mary compensating "drop it, chubs!" this is when donald trump endorsed mitt romney. he is saying "you had me at i don't care about poor pepole." "we must consider deep cuts to the $70 billion green defense budget." "and it was working so well." "strike the solar panels." this primary season was one of the most interesting because they did not want mitt romney. did they want to rick santorum? really? "something like this could make a lesser fella question his inevitability." this was the front-runner, mitt.
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